Friday, October 5, 2012

happy Friday!

It's Friday...and we're headed full steam ahead into the weekend!  Every weekend seems to fly by so quickly that there's never enough time for all the fun I want to have.  I left work early today to get my teeth cleaned.  As my boss would say, "tooth-hurty" is the best time of day for a dentist appointment!  But I was there at two.  Sorry, dude.  Maybe next time.  Haha!

I have to get the basics done today, of course, so that the rest of the weekend dI can fly by the seat of my pants and not worry about that stuff...you know, vacuuming, laundry, catching up on the dishes, cleaning my bedroom, and straightening out the studio so I can work without being distracted. 

I have some crafting plans--I have a couple of projects I want to draft out.  I usually try to find a project that I can do in a weekend and save it for the first weekend of deer season.  The guys are gone hunting, and my time  is my own...time to play in the craft room, or the studio, as I like to call it.  I have an idea, but I need to work through the design and make sure I have everything I need before then.  It's less than a month away, peeps!  And movin' fast!!

There's room for my honey to do his oil  painting in there, and I carved out a corner for all my scrapbook supplies.  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy just to step in there and shut the door.  Private time to myself was such a rarity when the kids were small, and leaving craft supplies out where they could reach them  was a recipe for disaster.  It just wasn't worth the trouble it would create!  But now, I have my own little corner of heaven.  In fact, I'm sitting in here now, savoring the quiet. 

I also have a stack of books about three feet high that I want to read--when is that ever NOT the case??    And there are a few more at the library waiting for me to pick them up.  Why is it that my reserved books seem to show up all together in big batches?  One  of those mysteries, like why the washing machine eats one out of each pair of socks I have?  I've solved that one, though.  I buy all my socks the same!  All black, all matching, and all from the same store, so no matter which ones I find, they match!  Problem solved!  Now about those library books...haha!!

Most of the ones I have waiting for me are cookbooks about African food and Indian food right now.  I'm looking for new vegetarian meals that taste good and are good for  me.  I don't want to get bored with my food, so I'm always open to new cuisines.

Here is a little sample of what I have out right now. I better get crackin' so I have time for it all!

I love to cook from scratch, so this book is really fun to read.  How about making your own graham crackers? She think you should make your own hot dog buns, guacamole, and yogurt, you should probably buy your hamburger buns, potato chips, and rice pudding. Why? I don't know yet.  I haven't read far enough!  As a matter of fact, I like my own rice pudding better than any store bought one that I've tried.  So it's her opinion, but you can't argue with it if you don't know what it says.  I gotta read!!

And this one is the life story about a local biker, and the person who helped him put his story down  on paper is Mary Gardner, a seventy-year-old writer, who connected with Deadeye (the biker) through some research she was doing on Harley mechanics for a book she was writing.  If that doesn't sound like interesting research!


And this one hooked me from the minute I read about it:

"SoulSpace is about more than how we decorate our homes; it’s about how we care for ourselves. It guides us into a deeper understanding of more than mere home decoration: it teaches us how to create a home that provides not only for our physical comfort but for our emotional comfort too.

In SoulSpace, Xorin reminds us that what all of us yearn for, deep in our hearts, is the experience of home. And when the place we live in is a reflection of our spirit, then we can more easily experience our home within. If all of that sounds wonderful but you have no idea how to do it, then read on."

1 comment:

tina hunt said...

That last book looks really good to me.